Kochs Continue To Ramp Up Senate Spending

August 10, 2016

The Kochs may not be thrilled with the top of the GOP ticket, but that won’t stop them from building a coalition to elect their political puppets down the ballot (and if that helps out Donald Trump along the way, ¯\_(ツ)_/¯).

According to The Hill, the Koch brothers and their political front groups have “already spent more than $24 million in Senate races and [made] advertising reservations for the fall totaling at least $42 million.” They’ve signaled their support for vulnerable Republicans in Nevada, Wisconsin, Pennsylvania, Ohio, Florida, among others, and plan to make a buy in North Carolina. 

Take a look at how over the past couple of weeks the Koch network has invested in each state to insure the Senate and the House is full of people who will do the brothers’ bidding, even if it hurts the voters who elected them:

  • Freedom Partners spent $2 million on an ad attacking Katie McGinty and has already spent $5.5 million in Pennsylvania in support of Pat Toomey.
  • AFP is helping campaign for Toomey and against his opponent McGinty through staffing and canvassing, according to their FEC report.
  • Since the start of his career, Toomey has directly received $18,000 in donations from the Kochs, and in September of 2015, they’d already given him $7,500 for the 2016 cycle.

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